• Home Sewn
    Home Sewn
    ISBN: 9780143568322
    Title: Home Sewn
    Author: FASHION MUSEUM OF NZ

    New Zealand has a proud tradition of fashionable sewing. Home Sewn profiles 10 leading New Zealand designers, each of whom share a pattern from one of their stunning collections. With gorgeous colour photographs, simple instructions and how-to tutorials, Home Sewn gives you the tools you need to create your own designer garment at home.




    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Homes People can Afford: How to Improve Housing in NZ
    Homes People can Afford: How to Improve Housing in NZ
    ISBN: 9781927242254
    Title: Homes People can Afford: How to Improve Housing in NZ
    Author: BIERRE SARAH, HOWDEN-CHAPMAN PHILIPPA & EARLY LISA

    This book investigates New Zealand's shortage of affordable and social housing. A variety of contributors argue that when affordable and social housing is under-provided by the market, more active policies and investment are required from central and local government. They offer viable and exciting options that could house New Zealanders in homes they can afford. The book explores new models of urban living that encourage a sense of community and a good quality of life, and shows that intelligent housing policy can help make communities healthier, happier, more stable and more resilient to climate change. In Aotearoa New Zealand we need once more to see quality, healthy, safe housing -- whether it is rented in the public or private sector, or owner-occupied -- as a human right.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Hotere Empty of Shadows & Making a Shadow Lithographs by Ralph Hotere
    Hotere Empty of Shadows & Making a Shadow Lithographs by Ralph Hotere
    ISBN: 9781877375057
    Title: Hotere Empty of Shadows & Making a Shadow Lithographs by Ralph Hotere
    Author: HOTERE RALPH


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • How to Look at a Painting
    How to Look at a Painting
    ISBN: 9780958291606
    Title: How to Look at a Painting
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    Encompassing a review of important paintings worldwide--both classical and modern--this exploration assures that anyone can understand and admire art. The reader will find increased appreciation for paintings, greater knowledge of different artists, and improved confidence in this brilliant exposition of painting in all its forms. The keen art collector, serious student, and occasional gallery visitor can all benefit from this journey of exploration through the centuries and across the painted world. This enduringly popular guide was selected as the best art book of the year by national and international newspapers and magazines and awarded the 2006 Montana Book Award for Contemporary Culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • How to Look at a Painting
    How to Look at a Painting
    ISBN: 9781877551291
    Title: How to Look at a Painting
    Author: PATON JUSTIN

    This book needs no introduction. Out of stock for several months, it now returns by popular demand – with an eye-catching new cover by Awa Press Young Designer of the Year Keely O'Shannessy and expanded illustration section – and still at the same RRP!Justin Paton's brilliant TV series has had repeated screenings during 2011 and 2012 on TV One and TVNZ7, and won a whole new audience for this acclaimed art writer.How to Look at a Painting was declared one of the Best Books of the Year by many, including the Listener. Raves include:'A cultural exploration that deserves to become a classic' The Press'Paton is a brilliant stylist. The intimate, almost condential address to the reader is one of the book's strengths' The Dominion Post'Nothing gets between Paton and a painting … a lively and sensual stylist with a knack for making you feel his enthusiasms' Listener 'If you've ever gone to an exhibition and felt intimidated, underwhelmed or just plain confused - and haven't we all? - this is the book for you' Leaf Salon

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Hunting the Killer Idea
    Hunting the Killer Idea
    ISBN: 9781908211347
    Title: Hunting the Killer Idea
    Author: MCFARLANE NICK

    Killer Ideas. They re out there. Wild, unpredictable and dangerous. So powerful they can stop a person in their tracks, turn a life around, start a revolution, or even change the world. Hunting the Killer Idea takes the intrepid reader through the jungle of the mind as the creative process is brought to life in vivid detail. Examining what it is that makes great ideas stand the test of time as we attempt to capture the essence of creativity. Along the way we talk to those who have hunted down their own Killer Idea and lived to tell the tale. An artist, Ad-legend, anarchist, rock-star, philosopher and many other heros and villains relive the thrill of the chase and pass on their unconventional and original advice. Whether you re the creative type or not, starting a business, studying, making art or just mucking around. This book is essential reading for anyone who knows they ve got a Killer Idea hiding somewhere deep inside and the time to hunt it down has come. Hunting The Killer Idea: Captures the creative process in a fresh, unexpected and compelling way like never seen before. Assembles the big ideas and sharpest insights from around the world to create the definitive guide to creativity. Hunting is not only of practical use in terms of approach and technique, but is also a source of inspiration to help break through the barriers we all encounter This book is a must read for anyone who realises the time for procrastination is over. Features interviews with: Noam Chomsky: Academic, Linguist, Anarchist. Liam Howlett: Rock star, Musician of The Prodigy. Gaz Mayall: Musician, artist of Gaz's Rockin Blues Vince Frost: World renowned Graphic Designer Dave Trott: Advertising Legend Nick Onken: Prolific NY-based Photographer Matt McAteer: British Pub Poet Adrian Pallengat: Art Gallerist Coco & Breezey: Sunglass designers Sacha Barber: Senior Industrial Designer, Alfa Romeo. Also featured are insights into the creativity of Einstein, Edison, Gandhi, Socrates, Darwin, de Bono, Jonny Ives, Phillipe Stark, George Orwell and Hunter S Thompson + many others."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • I Spy Nz Art Nz Art from the Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    I Spy Nz Art Nz Art from the Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    ISBN: 9780864632784
    Title: I Spy Nz Art Nz Art from the Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki
    Author: VARIOUS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Ice Blink
    Ice Blink
    ISBN: 9780986462856
    Title: Ice Blink
    Author: NOBLE ANNE

    Anne Noble, one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most preeminent photographers, set her sights on Antarctica early in the 21st century, undertaking three missions there and making a world tour of Antarctic centres in parallel. She made three bodies of work, one of which, ICE BLINK, forms the basis of this major volume. It sets imagery taken in Antarctic centres, aquaria and museums that study Antarctica with photographs of human encounters with the icy continent and the Antarctic imaginary. ICE BLINK features an essay by acclaimed essayist and novellist Ian Wedde.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Iconz
    Iconz
    ISBN: 9781927213339
    Title: Iconz
    Author: ELLIS BELINDA

    ICONZ is an encyclopaedic collection of 64 illustrated graphic icons cataloguing New Zealand's popular culture and identity. The book takes an affectionate look at what New Zealanders hold dear, and is intended for the local market, nostalgic expats abroad and visiting tourists alike. An abundance of existing material brandishing 'kiwiana' in various guises - not all, but much of it kitsch - led Belinda Ellis, one of the country's leading graphic designers, to create this iconic look at New Zealand identity. Her intention was to create a recognisable New Zealand brand that would truly stand out. The project's point of difference is in its quality of design and production standards, as well as in its uniformity of look. ICONZ pushes past 'kiwiana', to depict iconic New Zealanders, Maoridom, cuisine, products and pastimes, as well as comparable aspects of our flora and fauna. The suite of icons is to be for commercial publication and application under the trademark, ICONZ. This book is intended to serve as the foundation of the project, showcasing the icons in an illustrated book with high production values. Concurrently with the book's publication, and under the same trademark, the icons have been applied to a range of retail merchandise: art-quality prints and stationery; clothing and accessories; household items; even chocolates.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    ISBN: 9781869693282
    Title: Images of Dignity: Barry Barclay & Fourth Cinema
    Author: MURRAY STUART

    Images of Dignity is the first major study of the films of Barry Barclay, one of the most important film makers in New Zealand cinema history, and a major indigenous film maker world-wide. It analyzes all Barclay's film and television work, including the groundbreaking Tangata Whenua television series and the feature films The Neglected Miracle, Ngati, Te Rua, The Feathers of Peace and The Kaipara Affair, establishing him as a figure who has made a radical contribution to New Zealand's understanding of both Māori community and the bicultural present.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Imperial Body
    Imperial Body
    ISBN: 9780473325756
    Title: Imperial Body
    Author: AMUNDSEN FIONA

    The Imperial Body brings together three interrelated series: Operation Magic (2012), Most Honourable Son (2013) and See You at Yasukuni (2014). Each series focuses, respectively, on the sites of the 1941 Japanese initiated Pearl Harbour attack; the plight of Ben Kuroki, the only American of Japanese descent permitted to fight in aerial combat in the Asia Pacific Theatre of WWII, and the Tokyo based Yasukuni Shrine, which is dedicated to those who died whilst serving the Emperor. Utilising photography and moving-image these artworks explore how images are able to fracture paradigmatic socio-cultural histories and narratives associated with how the Asia Pacific Theatre is officially memorialised and narrated across parts of Asia and the Pacific: the focus concerns what sits outside of known official narratives and memorialisation.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Individual Happiness Now
    Individual Happiness Now
    ISBN: 9780908848898
    Title: Individual Happiness Now
    Author: LYE LEN & GRAVES ROBERT

    Wartime anti-fascist manifesto published after 76 years, calling for ‘individual happiness now’
    'Happiness is difficult to define and impossible to quantify but according to Robert Graves and Len Lye, writing in 1941, a reasonable case existed for arguing that there was more happiness during the Second World than in the peace that preceded it...' - Times Literary Supplement (May 19 2017).

    A compelling manifesto, written 76 years ago and held in the Len Lye Foundation Archive in New Plymouth, is published for the first time.

    Written in 1941 by highly original, New Zealand-born artist Len Lye in collaboration with the famous British writer Robert Graves, ‘Individual Happiness Now’ was their attempt to define the freedoms that millions of people were risking their lives to defend, as they fought against Hitler and the Nazis.
    Drafted under the title A Definition of Common Purpose, at a time when the Nazis were close to victory, the manifesto explored Lye’s concern that the idea of freedom was defined too simply as freedom from fascism. Lye wanted to establish that freedom was for something rather than from something.
    Govett-Brewster Art Gallery Director Simon Rees says that today, the questions raised by Lye and Graves – and their answers – have once again become deeply relevant, as terrorists and extremist politicians are challenging the basic ideals of our society.
    “This ‘joint’ announcement is testament to one of the great creative friendships of the 20th century. Lye and Graves’ concept of ‘individual happiness’ is as relevant now – in a time of populism and demagoguery – as when it was written against fascism.”
    Graves was the author of the I, Claudius novels which became a popular TV series, and of Good-Bye to All That, a vivid first-hand account of trench fighting during WWI. Graves shared Lye’s concerns, bringing his own experiences of war to their project and providing a literary polish to Lye’s ideas.
    In the 1940s, the manifesto was circulated to many British politicians and media people. Its most enthusiastic reader was the American politician Wendell Willkie, who had strong backing to become the first Secretary General of the United Nations at the end of the war. He brought Lye to New York in 1944 to discuss his ideas, but Willkie died that year after a heart attack. The Graves and Lye essay was much discussed but never published – until now.
    “This essay is 76 years old but it is amazingly topical today,” says Roger Horrocks, who edited the text for publication.
    “Now, all over Europe and in the United States, there are extreme-right politicians questioning the idea of a diverse, free, democratic society, just as the fascists did. Also, the propagandists for ISIS on social media are making converts even among some young people in the West. Our leaders are not doing a good job of explaining the values we must protect. I think Individual Happiness Now will offer a great starting-point for that discussion.”
    Horrocks explains: “The essay was written at a time when the Nazis appeared to be winning the war and were planning to invade Britain. Graves and Lye were deeply disturbed because they felt the Nazis were winning the propaganda war. Winston Churchill and other leaders were not explaining clearly what the Allies were fighting for. Politicians were afraid that ‘the moment they left the area of pious platitude, they ran into arguments and controversies. And so they kept to clichés. In response, Graves and Lye set out to explain what freedom and democracy really mean.”
    The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre has published the book in association with the new exhibition On an Island: Len Lye, Robert Graves and Laura Riding (8 Apr – 6 Aug 2017).
    Len Lye Curator Paul Brobbel says the manuscript is one of the most exciting works in the large collection of papers and works of art which Lye bequeathed to the people of New Zealand when he died in 1980.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00
  • Irony/Sincerity
    Irony/Sincerity
    ISBN: 9780473448806
    Title: Irony/Sincerity
    Author: BIRD HERA LINDSEY & POOLE DEAN

    In the book, Bird mines the absurdity and humour of sincerity and irony. The texts start at opposing ends, before meeting and muddling in the middle, decked out in a spray of Heldane in rainbow glitter.

    “I've always been interested in the relationship between sincerity and irony in literature. Sometimes it's impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins,” Bird says. “People talk about them like they’re contradicting forces, but I love the grey area in-between, where the mutations occur. I still don't really know what irony is. Is that ironic? Probably not.”

    Of the collaboration, Bird says, “It was really exciting to work on something outside the scope of poetry. I have always loved the quick brown fox AND the lazy dog he jumped over, so it was great fun to create a text where the typeface was the central focus and things like punctuation, font size and italicisation took on greater import.”

    While Bird has sought poetic motivation in romantic literary heroes and ’90s pop culture (e.g. John Keats, immortalised in ‘Keats is dead so fuck me from behind’, and Monica Geller from Friends, “one of the worst characters in the history of television”), Sowersby’s starting point for Heldane were the Renaissance typefaces of Hendrik van den Keere, Claude Garamont, Robert Granjon and Simon de Colines.

    “Heldane is a hybrid, a bastard, a fabrication,” Sowersby says. “I vultured my way through history, picking the bones from old fonts to make something new. I hesitate to call it original, but it is new. I used to say Heldane is ‘my Garamond’ as a shorthand explanation, despite having very little to do with Garamont’s work. But it’s very much in the garalde genre. I’ve drawn fuzzy golden threads from his contemporaries to weave my own texture.”


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • It's All About the Image
    It's All About the Image
    ISBN: 9781869797072
    Title: It's All About the Image
    Author: FRIZZELL DICK

    Take a trip through New Zealand art via Dick Frizzell's point of view. He shines a light on some of the works he's always loved a number of which have seemed to miss muster in the usual round-ups. It's an eclectic bunch of paintings and begins with images he was drawn to (because that's what it was all abouta images) back before he was told what he'd be better off looking at. From Peter McIntyre inviting him up onto the scaffolding to watch him painting the WWII mural in the Hastings War Memorial Library, through to discovering modern art at art school, his first sighting of a McCahon, teaching at Elam with talented students like Karl Maughan and discovering the brightest of bring young things today this is a wonderful journey. Written in Dick's self-proclaimed gonzo style, this is a fascinating discussion of art history through the eyes of our most mainstream populist artist. Examines the stars of New Zealand painting in a colloquial and revelatory way.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Jeffrey Harris: Renaissance Days
    Jeffrey Harris: Renaissance Days
    ISBN: 9780908910656
    Title: Jeffrey Harris: Renaissance Days
    Author: HAMMONDS LUCY & O'SULLIVAN VINCENT

    This insightful and lavishly illustrated book features essays by Lucy Hammonds and Vincent O’Sullivan and has been produced by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery to accompany the exhibition of the same name:

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Jock's Country
    Jock's Country
    ISBN: 9781869539788
    Title: Jock's Country
    Author: HENSHAW DAVID


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • John Drawbridge
    John Drawbridge
    ISBN: 9780473139568
    Title: John Drawbridge
    Author: SKINNER DAMIAN

    This book illustrates Drawbridge's brilliance in oil and watercolour painting, large public murals, printmaking and stained glass (including the Beehive, the New Zealand House (London) now in Archives (NZ) and the National Library (NZ) murals. Also featured are John's stained glass works at the Home of Compassion Chapel, Wellington.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $96.00
    $96.00
  • John Drawbridge Calendar 2013
    John Drawbridge Calendar 2013
    ISBN: 9780118140911
    Title: John Drawbridge Calendar 2013
    Author: DRAWBRIDGE JOHN ESTATE


    Format: Calendar
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • John Drawbridge: Wide Open Interior
    John Drawbridge: Wide Open Interior
    ISBN: 9780908783656
    Title: John Drawbridge: Wide Open Interior
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY ET AL

    The first major study of the leading New Zealand painter and printmaker who was best known for his murals in New Zealand House in London, and the Beehive and the National Library in Wellington. John Drawbridge lived at Island Bay in Wellington from his return to New Zealand in 1963 until his death in 2005. He was inspired by the colours, forms and rhythms of this coastal environment. He also explored the interior of his beachfront house, its many windows framing figures as well as vistas of the world beyond. This beautiful book features 32 full colour reproductions of these remarkable artworks and over 50 black and white illustrations. It also contains informative essays by Gregory O'Brien, Lara Strongman, Gerald Barnett and Robert Macdonald. Published in association with the City Gallery, Wellington.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • John Parker: Cause & Effect
    John Parker: Cause & Effect
    ISBN: 9780473366353
    Title: John Parker: Cause & Effect
    Author: CLARK GARTH ET AL

    2016 marks 50 years since celebrated West Auckland artist John Parker started making pottery. To mark the occasion, we’re presenting a major exhibition and launching a new book, both titled John Parker: Cause and Effect, to survey his extraordinary 50-year career of breaking rules and redefining what it means to make pottery in Aotearoa.

    The book is a substantial volume, with contributors from around the world, including internationally renowned writer, Garth Clark, who studied with Parker at the Royal College of Arts in London in 1974 and 1975. It will be lavishly illustrated with newly commissioned photographs by Haruhiko Sameshima, design by Derek Ward and with further essays by Jim Barr and Mary Barr, Andrew Clifford, Grace Cochrane and Douglas Lloyd Jenkins.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $117.00
    $117.00
  • John Scott Works
    John Scott Works
    ISBN: 9780995109520
    Title: John Scott Works
    Author: STRAIGHT DAVID

    This handsome book is a rich and loving tribute to the work and culturalsignificance of one of New Zealand's most influential but least well-documented architects, John Scott (1924-1992). Over 25 projects, from Scott's famous FutunaChapel to the Werry House and the Maori Battalion Hall to the Martin House arebeautifully photographed. With essays by Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Hana Scott, Bill McKay and Greg O'Brien.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Joseph Banks' Florilegium Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    Joseph Banks' Florilegium Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    ISBN: 9780500022870
    Title: Joseph Banks' Florilegium Botanical Treasures from Cook's First Voyage
    Author: GOODING MEL & MABERLEY DAVID & STUDHOLME JOE


    Joseph Banks accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage around the world from 1768 to 1771. A gifted and wealthy young naturalist, Banks collected exotic flora from Madeira, Brazil, Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and Java, bringing back over 1,300 species that had never been seen or studied by Europeans. On his return, Banks commissioned over 700 engravings. Known collectively as Banks' Florilegium, they are some of the most precise and exquisite examples of botanical illustration ever created.


    The Florilegium was never published in Banks' lifetime, and it was not until 1990 that a complete set in color was issued under the direction of the British Museum. It is from these prints that the new compact edition of Joseph Banks' Florilegium is selected, as directed by David Mabberley, who has provided expert botanical commentaries. Art historian Mel Gooding sets the works in context while an afterword by Joe Studholme describes the history of modern printing.


    Joseph Banks' Florilegium is not only a great work of science, but also a major achievement in collaborative Enlightenment art and a volume of outstanding beauty.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Kaihono Ahua: Vision Mixer: Revisioning Contemporary Nz Art
    Kaihono Ahua: Vision Mixer: Revisioning Contemporary Nz Art
    ISBN: 9780994101914
    Title: Kaihono Ahua: Vision Mixer: Revisioning Contemporary Nz Art
    Author: WHITE ANNA MARIE & BRETTKELLY-CHALMERS KATE

    This catalogue documents the 2013 exhibition project, Kaihono Ahua : Vision Mixer : Revisioning Contemporary New Zealand Art at The Suter At Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu, Nelson. The exhibition was an experiment in biculturalism and remixed the sterotypes of Maori and Pakeha culture; framing Maori as Modenists and Pakeha as Primitive to create a provocative political experience that challenged perceptions of identity in New Zealand art. he catalogue features two essays: the first is a 'mirrored' essay that addresses each exhibition in a historical context by Sture Curator, Anna-Marie White, and the second, by Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers, provides a unique perspective on the bicultural debate in New Zealand art. The exhibition installation and individual works are well illustrated. Featured artists: Kaihono Ahua: Maori Modernism: Robert Jahnke, Lyonel Grant, Brett Graham, Rangi Kipa, Ngatai Taepa, Israel Birch, Rangituhia Hollis. Vision Mixer: Pakeha Primitivism: Don Driver, Philip Trusttum, Terry Urbahn, Dan Arps, Rohan Wealleans, Campbell Patterson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Kermadec: Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific
    Kermadec: Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific
    ISBN: 9780473200176
    Title: Kermadec: Nine Artists Explore the South Pacific
    Author: GOLDER BRONWEN & OBRIEN GREG [EDS]

    "The Kermadec region as seen through the eyes of art, science and conservation"--Publisher information. The remote Kermadec Islands lie in the heart of one of the world's great ocean wilderness areas. The 620,000-square kilometre Kermadec region, located between New Zealand and Tonga, is home to whales and turtles, sharks, seabirds, fish, and deep-sea marine life. It also contains underwater volcanoes and a deep-sea trench, making the islands a hotspot for some of the most geologically active and biologically unusual features on the planet. With so many environmental riches, the Kermadecs are an area worthy of our protective stewardship. In May 2011, the Pew Environment Group's Global Ocean Legacy campaign organized an artists' voyage to the Kermadecs. Partnering with the Royal New Zealand Navy and New Zealand Department of Conservation, Pew provided an opportunity for nine artists to experience the vast Kermadec region. This catalogue records this voyage of artists and the works they produced. At the core of this project is the artists' desire to articulate the issues that face the Kermadecs and the urgent need to safeguard the Earth's marine environment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Kiwi Man Cave
    Kiwi Man Cave
    ISBN: 9781869509248
    Title: Kiwi Man Cave
    Author: HALE STEVE

    Every bloke either has a man cave, or craves one. And there are all kinds of man caves out there - from large sheds, full of tools or memorabilia, to blokes-only private enclaves, to nothing more than an armchair in the corner of a room. This books invites you in, in full colour, to over 50 man caves from all around New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Knitting Gifts for Baby
    Knitting Gifts for Baby
    ISBN: 9781869538101
    Title: Knitting Gifts for Baby
    Author: CLARK MEL

    What better way to celebrate a new arrival, or a first or second birthday for that matter, than with a special gift made just for baby. You are sure to find something gorgeous to inspire you in this beautifully photographed book.Includes 26 patterns, with something for beginners and more experiences knitters. Mel uses natural fibres, with deliciously soft organic cottons and warm, cuddly wools. And there is a handy yarn conversion guide so you can substitute yarns with confidence. A glossary of techniques and abbreviations will guide you through any questions. The luscious photographs will have you itching to cast on!


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours
    Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours
    ISBN: 9780994135315
    Title: Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours
    Author: PATTON JUSTIN & GUTSELL LAUREN & GALBRAITH HEATHER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours WRONG ISBN
    Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours WRONG ISBN
    ISBN: 2401201704038
    Title: Kushana Bush: The Burning Hours WRONG ISBN
    Author: BUSH KUSHANA

    Kushana Bush inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Reaching across history, culture and society, her meticulously detailed compositions, multi-ethnic characters and open-ended narratives combine to create a unique visual language. It is an approach that has attracted significant attention for this Dunedin-based artist, drawing audiences into the complex choreography of her world.

    The Burning Hours focuses on paintings produced from 2014 to 2016 – years that mark a significant compositional shift in Bush’s practice. Her early works positioned the subject matter in the centre of the page – hovering within the image field as a way of isolating and highlighting what was important. In contrast, her most recent works see the central image reaching out to consume the entire picture plane, a configuration that was first tested in Untitled (drawing). The inclusion of horizons, landscapes and architectural structures bring the narrative to the fore, and anchor the figures in a more realistic pictorial space.

    This new body of work is rich with detail – each surface, of gouache and gold, is filled with references to illuminated manuscripts, Persian miniatures, European art history and modern life.

    This major exhibition catalogue is richly illustrated and features essays by Lauren Gutsell, Justin Paton and Heather Galbraith.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Labours of Herakles as a Nz Pioneer
    Labours of Herakles as a Nz Pioneer
    ISBN: 9780473133818
    Title: Labours of Herakles as a Nz Pioneer
    Author: MAGUIRE MARIAN

    In this collection of 12 lithographs and eight etchings, the ancient Greek archetypal hero is cast as the New Zealand colonist. But the process of taming and claiming is unsettling.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Lalique Vases the NZ Collection of Dr Jack C Richards
    Lalique Vases the NZ Collection of Dr Jack C Richards
    ISBN: 9781869537999
    Title: Lalique Vases the NZ Collection of Dr Jack C Richards
    Author: SKINNER DAMIAN

    Acquiring his first Lalique vase in the 1970s, expatriate New Zealander Dr Jack C. Richards has amassed a collection of over 130 vases by the French designer RenÚ Lalique. Dating from 1913 to 1938, these vases reveal the sophistication of Lalique?s work as a designer, his delight in the design possibilities of the natural world, and his graceful transition from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. While Richards acquired his collection overseas, it now resides in Gisborne, New Zealand. In this book, edited by Damian Skinner and with contributions by Carolyn Hatch and Jan and Simon Afford, Richards? Lalique collection becomes the spur to explore an untold story about domestic taste and international decorative arts in New Zealand, as well as covering the story of RenÚ Lalique?s career as a designer, and the network of collectors who cherish Lalique?s glass as a major contribution to modern design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Lateral Inversions: the Prints of Barry Cleavin
    Lateral Inversions: the Prints of Barry Cleavin
    ISBN: 9781927145470
    Title: Lateral Inversions: the Prints of Barry Cleavin
    Author: JOHNSTON MELINDA

    Barry Cleavin has played a significant role within the New Zealand arts scene since the 1960s. In his prints he maintains a consistently individual approach, with a style that is immediately recognisable yet ranges from lightly humorous parody through to caustic social comment. In Cleavin's world nothing is what it seems: Lateral Inversions invites viewers to explore other ways of seeing and understanding, prompting a wider consideration of our fragile and often absurd existence. Lavishly illustrated with over 120 colour plates, Lateral Inversions draws from Cleavin's vast output to present a major representative survey of his prints and drawings from 1966 through until 2012. Over more than five decades Cleavin has developed thematic groupings, created visual echoes and provided contemporary twists on age-old traditions. Selected works are presented within the context of Cleavin's wider oeuvre, but they are also placed within their social and historical background, demonstrating the range of Cleavin's talent and providing significant new insights into his work and thematic concerns.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Laughter & Magic Shoes
    Laughter & Magic Shoes
    ISBN: 9780473432652
    Title: Laughter & Magic Shoes
    Author: BORKA EVA

    A recent gold medal winner in the international "Living Now" Awards, "Laughter and Magic Shoes" is Eva's second book of her paintings and poems.
    The human quest to find truth and meaning within the self and life is a key theme in Eva's work and reflects both her deep interest in the spiritual and in life's journey in all its aspects. She also draws inspiration from the richness of her Hungarian heritage and from the beauty of her adopted country.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Lazy Days: Painting the Kiwi Lifestyle
    Lazy Days: Painting the Kiwi Lifestyle
    ISBN: 9781869664084
    Title: Lazy Days: Painting the Kiwi Lifestyle
    Author: YOUNG GRAHAM

    The vibrant paintings in this gorgeous book capture that bright sparkling quality of our New Zealand light. Graham Young portrays elements of the Kiwi lifestyle against a backdrop of familiar landscape - the corner dairy, old baches on the coast, boatsheds, villas and country barns. There is always evidence of people in these paintings, which are presented in the form of a journey through everyday culture - there is nothing highbrow about the art shown here. Graham is fascinated by signposts of the past, the architectural heritage of our towns and disused agricultural machinery hidden in long grass on older farms. He comments about his paintings, which are grouped loosely together to reflect place and scene: beach and coast, town and country. Visitors and New Zealanders alike will enjoy this evocative collection depicting the laid-back Kiwi lifestyle.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Learn to Spin With Anne Field
    Learn to Spin With Anne Field
    ISBN: 9781869538026
    Title: Learn to Spin With Anne Field
    Author: FIELD ANNE

    A book on spinning basics for beginners from internationally acclaimed spinner and weaver, Anne Field. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, Anne guides the novice spinner through all they need to know to get started. She explains the spinning process and techniques, including preparation of fleeces, worsted and woollen spinning methods, plying, adjusting tension, treadling, skeining, drafting and blending, as well as helpful advice about spinning wheels and how they work. A wide range of fibres suitable for spinning are featured - wool, alpaca, silk, mohair, cotton, angora, synthetic and blended fibres - with details on the characteristics of each fibre and best spinning methods to use. Also included are many inspiring projects with full instructions on how to use your newly spun yarn.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Learn to Weave With Anne Field: a Project-based Approach to Weaving Basics
    Learn to Weave With Anne Field: a Project-based Approach to Weaving Basics
    ISBN: 9781869538316
    Title: Learn to Weave With Anne Field: a Project-based Approach to Weaving Basics
    Author: FIELD ANNE

    Internationally acclaimed master-weaver Anne Field has been teaching and demonstrating basic and advanced weaving techniques for over 25 years. While most beginner books describe the different weaving techniques and then give examples of how they can be used, Anne has found that people learn best when they can start making things right away. So her latest book takes a project-based approach, where beginners learn the techniques through actually doing a weaving project.Each project is described in detail, with photographs showing the finished work, as well as the various steps in getting there. The book focuses on shaft looms only, with most projects woven on four-shaft looms and one or two eight-shaft projects. Table looms are also covered. Chapters one and two look at choosing your loom and how to set it up and then it is straight into the projects, which include table runners, table mats, wraps, scarfs, creating fabric for a vest and jacket, cushions, wall hangings and rugs. As well as the more traditional yarns of wool and cotton, Anne also uses the latest yarns, such as Tencel and bamboo, and discusses the use of computers in weaving.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Len Castle Making the Molecules Dance
    Len Castle Making the Molecules Dance
    ISBN: 9780958289511
    Title: Len Castle Making the Molecules Dance
    Author: CASTLE LEN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $147.00
    $147.00
  • Len Lye
    Len Lye
    ISBN: 9780908848256
    Title: Len Lye
    Author: TYLER CANN & CURNOW WYSTAN EDS

    Len Lye (1901 - 1980) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated, influential and inspirational artists who continues to be recognised internationally as a pioneer film maker, kinetic sculptor, poet, writer and painter. The world centre for Len Lye is the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery where his collection is housed on behalf of the Len Lye Foundation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Len Lye: a Biography
    Len Lye: a Biography
    ISBN: 9781869402471
    Title: Len Lye: a Biography
    Author: HORROCKS ROGER

    The life of an extraordinary New Zealander told for the first time. A charismatic personality Lye was a major New Zealand artist and a leading figure in international modernism who lived in London and New York but always retained a South Pacific energy and informality. There is a growing interest in his work and it is well illustrated in this book.
    "Len Lye: A Biography" tells for the first time the story of a unique, charismatic artist who was an innovator in many areas- film, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography and poetry. Born in New Zealand in 1901, Len Lye gained an international reputation in the arts and had friendships with many famous people- including Dylan Thomas, Robert Graves, Gertrude Stein, John Grierson, Norman McLaren, Oskar Fischinger, John Cage, Robert Creeley, Laura Riding, Stan Brakhage, and the artists of the New York School. A colorful bohemian, Lye lived in London from 1926 to 1944 (where he made highly original hand-painted films for John Grierson's GPO Film Unit), then moved to New York for the last 36 years of his life. Describing Len Lye as a "trailblazer" and a "one-man modern art movement" in "Sight & Sound," Ian Francis also celebrated this superb biography as "the definitive piece of Lye scholarship."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Len Lye: Motion Sketch
    Len Lye: Motion Sketch
    ISBN: 9780942324853
    Title: Len Lye: Motion Sketch
    Author: LYE LEN & BURKE GREGORY & CANN TYLER

    The career of Len Lye (1901-1980) was marked by a lifelong fascination with movement and an aspiration to compose motion; the movement of the drawing hand was an important touchstone for works in various media. In New York, Lye is now well known for his animated experimental films. In the 1920s, however, Lya began to make what he termed "motion sketches"--abstract drawings that attempted to render the movement of his subjects, rather than their appearance. Motion Sketch reintroduces Lye's multidimensional practice specifically in relation to drawing. Lye's kinesthetic approach to drawing--related to Surrealist automatism and anticipating aspects of Abstract Expressionism--also informed his practice in painting, photography, film and sculpture. Not limited to works on paper, this publication instead reveals how Lye's concept of "doodling" underpinned his approach to much of his work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Len Lye: the New Yorker
    Len Lye: the New Yorker
    ISBN: 9780908848713
    Title: Len Lye: the New Yorker
    Author: LYE LEN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
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